For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Hebrews 8:10 NKJV
We've begun a new study asking the question just what are the Laws God has written on our hearts. In our last study, we saw that the Law is the ministry of condemnation and death. That God is not engraving death and condemnation upon our hearts.
Today, let's begin to examine the three Laws that God has written upon the heart, the reborn spirit, the New Creation in Him. The first Law we find that God has written on our hearts is the Law of Faith. Faith is a Law.
This may be surprising to some but Faith is a Law. It works every time. Whenever any person puts their trust in Christ alone they are declared Righteous and made Righteous by virtue of the New Birth.
27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith. 28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law. Romans 3:27-28 NKJV
This is the Law that is written on our hearts. Not cold commandments of condemnation and death. Not demands with no power or supply to fulfill all the demands. God desires a relationship, not an obligation.
For further proof look at how Paul describes Faith in Romans 10. Faith is of the heart it is not emotional. It is not mere mental assent. It's of the heart, the recreated spirit man.
Now when we speak of Faith many believe that the opposite of Faith is fear. They preach the dangers of living and abiding in fear. While I will readily agree that fear and anxiety are not something we want to think about and fill our hearts and mind with, it's not the opposite of Faith. What is the opposite of Faith? Works and performance.